Deploy an Azure storage performance demo lab

One of the main considerations when architecting an IaaS-based solutions in Azure (or for any cloud platform, really) is deciding on the storage type or combination of types to use. Choosing storage resources to allocate to IaaS instances is a balancing act between not starving your infrastructure of IOPS or throughput, and not paying huge […]

Sessions announced for Microsoft Ignite Australia

Sessions have been locked in and announced for Microsoft Ignite Australia, which is (yay!) back on the sunny Gold Coast.

My sessions are listed here, but here’s a quick summary:

The Cloud That Chuck Norris Built: Resilient Architecture in Azure

Level: 400 Summary: Moving your infrastructure to Azure? Great! Just make sure that it’s designed […]

Presenting on Chef and Docker at Midwest Management Summit 2015

I’m really excited to announce that I will be presenting at this year’s Midwest Management Summit in Minnesota!

I’ll be presenting a couple of sessions, both with a strong emphasis on infrastructure-as-code:

Infrastructure with Chef: Get it right first time, every time

Chef gives us a comprehensive framework to define and deploy the desired end-state […]

Presenting on Puppet Enterprise at the Global Azure Bootcamp

The Global Azure Bootcamp is a free, day-long event focussed completely on everything Azure – if you’re an IT Pro, Developer or DevOps engineer, the latest and greatest Azure information will be on show for your consumption.

In 2014, the Global Azure Bootcamp was run across 136 locations in 54 countries. Not bad, but this […]

Microsoft MVP Community Camp 2015

The next round of Microsoft MVP Community Camps is about to kick off across the Asia-Pacific region. There are a range of themes in this year’s events – a different one for each city. The ComCamp for Melbourne is on Friday 30th January, and our theme is “Scalable App Development and IT Professionals in SMB”.

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